Lee Romero: A Life with a Camera
Yonkers artist and photographer Lee Romero—whose work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe, and Mexico—looks back over a fifty-year career in photojournalism, traversing four continents to witness major events, including the aftermath of 9/11 and conflicts in Somalia and Haiti. Romero has also photographed a myriad of celebrities, from Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton to notables such as Ella Fitzgerald, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Muhammad Ali.
Over the course of his career, Romero worked for The New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and other publications. In 2002, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News as a staff member participating in The New York Times’ series on “Race In America.” He retired from journalism in 2013 and is now a painter with a studio in Yonkers.
Followed by Q&A.